Plaza Vieja Provides Rich ABQ Culture and History

When it comes to Downtown Albuquerque or Old Town Albuquerque, Plaza Vieja is also in the center of it all. Many cultural landmarks and key places of Albuquerque are adjacent to the sprawling Tiguex Park. The residential area of Plaza Vieja offers many classic adobe-style homes, and everything in this area is close to many local hotspots.

Museums in Albuquerque—Plaza Vieja

Picture of ABQ Museum 2000 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

The Albuquerque Museum is a cultural hub that preserves the area’s past and promotes the arts. They have some impressive permanent collections as well as world-class traveling exhibitions. The Albuquerque Museum also has fun family programming, free community events, and lectures from a variety of experts. Nearly anyone can enjoy art classes there as well. They have classes for children as young as 4-years-old and up to 55+. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is also right across the street from Tiguex Park.

Places to Eat in Plaza Vieja

Picture of Old Town Pizza Parlor 108 Rio Grande Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM 87104

There are many great places to eat in Plaza Vieja. If you’re in the mood for pizza, you’ve got to try Old Town Pizza Parlor. They’re famous for their epic calzones, and gluten-free folks say that their gluten-free pizza is the best in Albuquerque. One Google reviewer, Bonnie, shared, 

“I visited this little gem yesterday, and it was AMAZING. They have gluten-free pizza, hands down the best gluten-free pizza I’ve had in Albuquerque. I highly recommend trying this place. My husband had the original crust, and he loved his pizza too. We will absolutely be back…. very soon.”

Another local favorite is Remedy Coffee. Their logo alone shares a sentiment many of us feel—coffee is the prescription for many things! Locals and visitors love their blueberry scones and their signature drink, The Remedy, a mocha with Duran’s red chile.

Driving Directions from Old Town Pizza Parlor to Bosque Heating Cooling & Plumbing

Drive 14 min (8.1 miles)
Old Town Pizza Parlor
108 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, United States

Get on I-40 E from Rio Grande Blvd NW
4 min (0.9 mi)

Head east toward Romero St NW
164 ft

Turn right onto Romero St NW
72 ft

Turn right onto Central Ave NW/U.S. Rt. 66
223 ft

Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Rio Grande Blvd NW
0.7 mi

Turn right to merge onto I-40 E
0.2 mi

Continue on I-40 E. Take I-25 N to Pan American Frontage Rd N. Take exit 230 from I-25 N
6 min (6.2 mi)

Merge onto I-40 E
1.6 mi

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 159B-159C to merge onto I-25 N toward Santa Fe
4.4 mi

Take exit 230 toward San Mateo Blvd/Osuna Rd
0.1 mi

Continue on Pan American Frontage Rd N to your destination
3 min (0.9 mi)

Merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N
0.3 mi

Use the left lane to turn left onto San Mateo Blvd NE
249 ft

Continue onto Osuna Rd NE
0.1 mi

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Pan American Fwy NE
0.4 mi

Turn right
Destination will be on the left
285 ft
Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing
5901 Pan American Fwy #D1, Albuquerque, NM 87109, United States

Traditional vs. Tankless: What Type of Water Heater Works Best for You?

Homes built in the early 2000’s or prior are coming up on the time for their water heating replacement right around now. At Bosque Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing, our certified, experienced, and licensed technicians can help guide you throughout this process. We can help you choose which system will help create the most efficiencies, energy cost savings, space and convenience features. And since we work with all major brands we can present you with a variety of options tailored to exactly what you are looking for and what fits your needs. Call today to schedule your Free No-Obligation In-Home Consultation.

How will I know if it’s cost-effective to switch to AC from my swamp cooler?

Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t have salespeople come to your home or business to do an estimate. We send our trained technicians (the same people who will actually do the install) who know exactly what to look for when it comes to duct size, the layout of the home or business, current electric panel, and cost per square foot so we can determine the right move for you.